Temple Concord will hold three program for Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for the Trees, which falls on January 27-28 this year. For more information about the programs or to register for them, contact the temple office at TempleConcordbinghamton@gmail.com or 723-7355.
Shabbat Tu B’Shevat seder in homes
A Shabbat Tu B’Shevat seder in people’s homes will be held on Friday, January 22, at 7 pm. Temple Concord will provide a list of the categories of fruits, nuts and drinks people will need to have for the seder. People can choose which specific wine and fruit they have to eat. “Join us for an enjoyable Shabbat evening together celebrating the New Year of the Trees,” said organizers of the event. Contact the temple office for the link to the seder.
The program will be held on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81957095574?pwd=SGRTU21rZFMzZml2Mzk1dncyTlFuUT09, meeting ID: 819 5709 5574 and passcode 097653.
“Jewish Values and Public Land” program
A “Jewish Values and Public Land” program will be held on Wednesday, January 27, at 7 pm. The program will explore the use of public land as mipnei tikkun olam – in the interest of public policy. A short video “Adamah: Faith and Land” will be part of the program. Resource materials will be from COEJL, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life. The program will be on zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963441405?pwd=L2JiMlIrdThzeloxMmN3T3NaL1BTQT09 or enter meeting number 88963441405.
Tu B’Shevat Nature Walk
A Tu B’Shevat Nature Walk will be held on Sunday, January 31, at 1:30 pm. Barbara Thomas will lead the walk at Chenango Valley State Park. (The bad weather date will be Sunday, February 7.) The meeting place will be announced at a later date. There is no fee, but an RSVP is required, so if the weather or other safety concerns cause the walk to be canceled, everyone can be contacted. Attendance is limited to 20 people.
Those attending will be required to wear masks, even during the walk outside. Family units will social distance at eight feet apart since any wind can carry people’s breaths further than six feet. The path chosen will be handicapped accessible and the walk will approximately take an hour. To register, contact the temple office.